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GYN Specialists

Verna Vanderpuye, MD

Consultant Clinical Oncologist,
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
Faculty Chair of Radiation Oncology and Radiology,
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ghana

Dr. Verna Vanderpuye is clinical oncologist based in Accra Ghana with over 20 years of experience. Preferred areas of interest are gynecological, genitourinary, gastrointestinal breast and sarcoma. An active member currently of many major oncology societies and several committees in the past. Authored and coauthored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on the management of cancer in Africa. Hobbies are gardening.

Onyinye Balogun, MD

Dr. Onyinye Balogun is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine specializing in the treatment of gynecologic, hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal malignancies. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Balogun initiated her residency training at the University of Chicago and completed her final year at New York University.

She has conducted and published breast cancer research in novel therapeutics for triple negative breast cancer and brain metastases. She is also engaged in hepatocellular and gynecologic cancer research as well as global health activities with a focus on improving the delivery of radiation therapy in low and middle income countries.

Anuja Jhingran, MD

Dr. Anuja Jhingran earned her M.D. at Texas Tech University in 1988, followed by residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology. She began her career as an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1996 and has advanced to a Professor of Radiation Oncology in the Section of Gynecology. She is a physician specializing in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. Clinically, she is interested in the management of advanced ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers and the use of advanced radiation techniques to minimize toxicity. In addition, Dr. Jhingran is heavily involved with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) in the development of patient care studies to treat gynecologic cancers and is the national Principal Investigator of several accruing studies including a phase III study in cervical cancer. Dr. Jhingran travels extensively internationally for cancer education. She is passionate about women’s health issues and especially as it relates to developing country’s efforts to establish improved health care for the general populace, not just the financially able.

Omolola Salako, M.D.

Clinical and Radiation Oncologist
Executive Director
Sebeccly Cancer Care
Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Radiation oncologist, Dr Lola Salako, has called on stakeholders in the health sector to map out a five-year strategy to reduce the mortality rate of cancer by organizing early detection cancer campaigns (breast and cervical cancer), coordinating cancer survivorship services, and raising funds for cancer therapy.  The rising cases of cancer, the high death rate, the urgency to support cancer patients, and the need to improve on strategies to control cancer have motivated Dr. Lola Salako to found a multi-purpose cancer group, Sebeccly Cancer Care.

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